31st December

…Abies delavayi Abies delavayi Look how the emerging new growth on A. delavayi is shrouded in a white sappy indumentum presumably for protection from nibbling deer or rodents? I am…

10th August

…I am not telling you what that is!) Pruning Magnolia delavayi Pruning Magnolia delavayi Pruning Magnolia delavayi pruning of the Magnolia delavayi pruning of the Magnolia delavayi pruning of the…

17th July

…time it has flowered below ten feet up the castle wall. Tropaelum cilitum Tropaelum cilitum 2015 – CHW Clethra delavayi about to open above the main quarry. Clethra delavayi Clethra…

5th July

…flowering for the first time that I have noticed it. Some flowers over and some in bud still. Quite pretty but said to be tender. Buddleia delavayi Buddleia delavayi Buddleia…

9th July

…seed heads all here today. Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi More Magnolia grandiflora flowers from below the lawn. Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora An…

21st August

…now been cut so the view of the sea from the lawn has been restored. view of the sea Paeonia delavayi var. delavayi f. lutea is losing its leaves and…

28th August

…A nice flower on Magnolia delavayi at the top of the garden. It never sets seeds and the floor is littered with empty seed pods. Magnolia delavayi Magnolia delavayi Magnolia…

7th September

delavayi Schefflera delavayi Schefflera delavayi Acer laevigatum; a young plant with reddish secondary new growth after the drought. Acer laevigatum Acer laevigatum 2017 – CHW A trip to the nursery…

14th August

…have remembered to photograph the pink M. delavayi which is now about 15ft tall and 10ft across. pink form of Magnolia delavayi pink form of Magnolia delavayi 2016 – CHW…

25th September

delavayi var. angustiloba Paeonia delavayi var. angustiloba 2018 – CHW Our tree felling in Dry Walls in nearing completion with quite a pile of firewood to go into the compound…